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Stuff And Nonsense

Stuff And Nonsense

Stuff, like intestinal E. coli bacteria, is something we all have. To put a finer point on it, what we have is stuff; what other people have is junk.

Celebrating Silver At The Museum Of Art

Celebrating Silver At The Museum Of Art

A silver anniversary is cause for celebration and that’s just what has been happening at the Vero Beach Museum of Art since the beginning of the year.

A Romp In The Swamps

A Romp In The Swamps

Author Tim Dorsey loves driving around Florida in his gray‚'96 Cadillac Deville.

A Long Tradition Of Girls In The Garden

A Long Tradition Of Girls In The Garden

With its exotic vegetation and primaeval vistas, McKee Botanical Garden has inspired generations of fashion and landscape photographers.

U.S. Sailing Luncheon At The Moorings

U.S. Sailing Luncheon At The Moorings

February 28: The Moorings Club hosted a luncheon featuring ESPN host, America’s Cup defender and President of U.S. Sailing Gary Jobson.

Homeless Family Center Top Chef

Homeless Family Center Top Chef

February 28: Five local chefs battled it out to be Vero’s top chef during the Homeless Family Center event Vero’s Top Chef Challenge at Quail Valley River Club.

Royal Palm Pointe’s 10th Anniversary

Royal Palm Pointe’s 10th Anniversary

February 26: The City of Vero Beach celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Royal Palm Pointe with an afternoon full of activities.

McKee Garden Saves The Chimps

McKee Garden Saves The Chimps

February 26: McKee Botanical Garden held its annual fundraiser Celebration of Sanctuary with local chimpanzee sanctuary Save The Chimps.

25th Annual Citrus Golf Classic

25th Annual Citrus Golf Classic

February 26: The 25th annual United Way Citrus Golf Classic was a sold-out field and a perfect day for golf. The morning began with breakfast, followed by golf, lunch and prizes.

Senior Resource Association Golf Classic

Senior Resource Association Golf Classic

February 25: Golfers enjoyed beautiful weather and a great day of golf at the third annual Senior Legacy Golf Tournament at Bent Pine Golf Club.

VBMA Art In Bloom Luncheon

VBMA Art In Bloom Luncheon

February 25: Art in Bloom, a Vero Beach Museum of Art event centered around a vibrant display of selected works from the museum’s permanent collection, featured a tour of the exhibition and floral demonstration, followed by a luncheon and tea room-style fashion show from The Lazy Daisy, J. McLaughlin and Sassy Boutique.

Dollars For Scholars Tie-Bration

Dollars For Scholars Tie-Bration

February 24: Dollars for Scholars hosted its 2nd annual Tie-Bration, celebrating “the things that tie us together.”

Riverside Theatre Premiere Benefit

Riverside Theatre Premiere Benefit

February 23: Riverside Theatre’s Premiere Benefit featured the Broadway musical comedy hit, The Producers.

McKee Spring Garden Symposium

McKee Spring Garden Symposium

February 23: Spring was in the air at McKee Botanical Garden’s Spring Garden Symposium, which featured Gordon Hayward, author of Art and the Gardener, followed by a lunch in the Hall of Giants catered by Elizabeth D. Kennedy & Co. and the dedication of an historic waterfall in memory of late volunteer and advisory board member Patty Morse.

Grand Harbor Bridge Luncheon

Grand Harbor Bridge Luncheon

February 23: Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program’s annual Bridge Luncheon was held at Oak Harbor Club.

Legacy Society Named In Alma Lee’s Honor

Legacy Society Named In Alma Lee’s Honor

February 23: The Indian River Community Foundation created the Alma Lee Loy Legacy Society in honor of Alma Lee Loy for her continued work in the community.

The Moorings Hab-A-Cocktail Party

The Moorings Hab-A-Cocktail Party

February 21: The Moorings Club held its annual Habitat for Humanity Golf Classic & Hab-A-Cocktail Party and Hab-A-Tennis Tournament.

Harlem Ambassadors vs. IRC “All-Stars”

Harlem Ambassadors vs. IRC “All-Stars”

February 20: A crowd gathered at the Vero Beach High School gym to watch the internationally renowned Harlem Ambassadors take the court against the Indian River County “All-Stars” to benefit the Florida Comets AAU Basketball.

USO Rocks America

USO Rocks America

February 19: USO Rocks America – Landsharks and Landmarks was held at the Paris Air Hangar at the Vero Beach Airport and included entertainment by the Landsharks, a silent auction and dinner.

ELC’s Paddlewheelin’ On The Lagoon

ELC’s Paddlewheelin’ On The Lagoon

February 19-20: The Environmental Learning Center’s weekend fundraiser Paddlewheelin’ on the Lagoon began with a cocktail cruise and dinner aboard a 98-foot, three-deck paddlewheel boat, Indian River Queen.

Indian River Tennis Foundation Season Opening

Indian River Tennis Foundation Season Opening

February 18: The Indian River Tennis Foundation held its season opening party at Grand Harbor Beach Club. The evening included cocktails, a raffle and silent auction and a buffet dinner.

VBMA Community Celebration

VBMA Community Celebration

FEBRUARY 12: The Vero Beach Museum of Art hosted its 25th anniversary Community Celebration which featured special exhibitions, studio activities, tours and demonstrations.

McKee Motor Car Exhibit

McKee Motor Car Exhibit

February 12: McKee Botanical Garden hosted its 2nd annual Motor Car Exhibition: Modern Exotics and Sports Cars.

Juvenile Diabetes Walk

Juvenile Diabetes Walk

February 12: Teams and individuals gathered at Riverside Park for the annual Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Corporation Walk For the One You Love 5K walk.

Walk For Literacy

Walk For Literacy

February 12: 103 runners came out for the 5th annual 5K Race/Walk for Love of Literacy at Pointe West.

Glimpse Of The Dance

Glimpse Of The Dance

February 10: Healthy Start Coalition provided a preview of its main event, Dancing with Vero’s Stars, at The Glimpse dance party at the Heritage Center.

Saint Edward’s Benefit Sponsor Reception

Saint Edward’s Benefit Sponsor Reception

February 9: Saint Edward’s School administrators and benefit co-chairmen Margaret Anne Evans and Karan Morein hosted a Sponsor Cocktail Reception at the home of Margaret Anne and Emmett Evans to thank and acknowledge those individuals for their support of 2011: The Magic Of One.

Riverside Theatre Supper Club

Riverside Theatre Supper Club

February 8: The Riverside Theatre’s Supper Club featured the “Queen of Cabaret” Andrea Marcovicci in the theatre’s Skyline Room.

McKee Bridge In The Garden

McKee Bridge In The Garden

February 7: Bridge players enjoyed a morning of duplicate and party bridge at McKee Botanical Garden, followed by a lunch catered by Elizabeth D. Kennedy & Co.

Saint Edward’s Fashion Show

Saint Edward’s Fashion Show

February 5: Saint Edward’s School students hit the runway at the 6th annual Unravel the Ribbon Fashion Show – Give A Bit in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts.

Red Cross Holds A Night To Remember

Red Cross Holds A Night To Remember

February 5: The American Red Cross North Treasure Coast Chapter held An Affair to Remember — In the Mood at the Copacabana at the Vero Beach Country Club.

Gardenfest! 2011

Gardenfest! 2011

February 5-6: Garden enthusiasts strolled through Riverside Park, shopping at over 75 vendors and speaking to the gardening experts at the 10th annual Gardenfest!.

Laughing Dog Gallery Event Benefits Humane Society

Laughing Dog Gallery Event Benefits Humane Society

February 4-6: The Laughing Dog Gallery hosted a Somers Jewelry trunk show benefiting the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County’s spay and neuter program and animal medical fund.

Vero Beach Opera Welcomes Voigt & Giordani

Vero Beach Opera Welcomes Voigt & Giordani

February 2: World-class opera singers soprano Deborah Voigt and tenor Marcello Giordani performed together for a full house at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center at the Vero Beach Opera Foundation concert.

Atlantic Classical Orchestra Reception

Atlantic Classical Orchestra Reception

February 2: The Atlantic Classical Orchestra performed its Series II concert at the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Edward’s School.

Fusion Of Fashion And Fun At Windsor

Fusion Of Fashion And Fun At Windsor

February 1: The runway was set at the Windsor Beach Club for the inaugural event Fusion of Fashion and Fun to benefit the local nonprofit Growing Healthy Kids. Funds raised will support the organization’s mission to raise awareness for childhood obesity and help combat the disease.

In Print: A Romp In The Swamps

In Print: A Romp In The Swamps

Serge is still on the run from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, as well as from authorities in local jurisdictions and various SWAT teams, because of the long trail of dead bodies in his wake.

The New Faces On Facebook

The New Faces On Facebook

Until a few years ago, social networking sites like Facebook were used almost exclusively by 20-somethings preoccupied with staying connected with circles of friends via photo-sharing and clipped messaging.

Lessons Learned In The House Of Turtles

Lessons Learned In The House Of Turtles

How important is tourism to the economic vitality of a region? John Myers will tell you that on a scale of 1 to 10 it ranks right up there at the top.

Charles Caito In Black And White

Charles Caito In Black And White

“It’s a race against time,” Charles Caito says. “You struggle to find film – they keep threatening to discontinue silver film and they’ve discontinued my favorite paper.

A Change In Personality

A Change In Personality

When they saw the oversized lot abundant with impressive oaks, they knew they had found the perfect property. The house itself, however, was another matter.

“Cool” Cakes In A Hot Climate

“Cool” Cakes In A Hot Climate

An important aspect of a perfect wedding – and the sweet conclusion to the celebration – is the wedding cake. It can be elaborate and flamboyant or simple and chic.

The Young Man And The Sea

The Young Man And The Sea

Harnessing the sea’s currents to provide a clean and renewable source of energy is an exhilarating concept. It is believed that the power of the world’s ocean currents and waves is vast enough to meet all our global energy needs – now and in the future.

The Extraordinary Legacy Of Roy LoPresti

The Extraordinary Legacy Of Roy LoPresti

Among the 500 million people who watched Neil Armstrong take that first tentative step on the moon on June 20, 1969, was a tall, 40-year-old Italian-American named LeRoy (Roy) LoPresti.

A Tree Or Not A Tree, That Is The Question

A Tree Or Not A Tree, That Is The Question

What would the Florida landscape be without our palms? Those gracefully curved trunks and topknots of fronds are mainstays of any tropical setting.

Easter In The Garden

Easter In The Garden

Spring fashion is bright and beautiful at McKee this April, thanks to our local shops and boutiques.

Vero Beach Book Center April Calendar

Vero Beach Book Center April Calendar

Find out what special events will be taking place at the Vero Beach Book Center in the month of April.

Veranda Renovates On Ocean Drive

Veranda Renovates On Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive’s luxury home furnishings shop, Veranda, has recently been transformed to accommodate expanded lines of exclusive designer jewelry, glassware and other fine products.

Social Kaboom Explodes Online

Social Kaboom Explodes Online

John Garrett has opened Social Kaboom, a full-service digital marketing company with offices on 19th St.

The Mandarin Opens On Miracle Mile

The Mandarin Opens On Miracle Mile

Joey and Winncy Schlitt, along with Tom and Anna Ngai, recently opened The Mandarin, an upscale Asian restaurant on 21st St. in the former location of Carmel’s.

Madison Avenue Comes To Vero Beach

Madison Avenue Comes To Vero Beach

Christie Tanner recently opened Madison Avenue Consignments, a designer clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories store next to Mattress Xpress by the Indian River Mall.

Dixie Powell Relocates To Larger Office

Dixie Powell Relocates To Larger Office

Dixie L. Powell & Company, CPA, PA has recently moved its offices to 17th St., where it will offer expanded financial services to its clients.

Spoil Yourself At Disney’s Spa

Spoil Yourself At Disney’s Spa

Tanja McGuire, owner of A Pampered Life on Ocean Drive and Polished on Cardinal Drive, has expanded her business once again to include The Spa at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.